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best dressed men in America

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by schmatalogist, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I want to hate Tom Ford but I can't. I have to admit he is a very natty dresser.

    You know, I can't really think of many people who don't lapse into the Armani look as soon as they get money and/or free clothes. I guess Tom Wolfe, John Malkovich and Andre 3000 as well. I trashed Andre on another forum after he was named Best Dressed in the World by Esquire but I'm warming up to his African-American take on preppy clothes. It works...at least for him.
     


  2. ernest

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    You thinks that being 2m tall and being a hill of muscles and having feet size 15 makes you look nice into clothes?

    May be into t-shirt, but in a suit, definitly not.

    It makes you look like a dressed monkey.
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    Depp is dressed like a vagrant...
     


  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    (otis @ 17 Nov. 2004, 11:09) Hard to pick a category above, also tough to keep it in the US. Â Here's my top picks for best dressed/personal style: * Ralph Lauren * Tom Ford * Jude Law (oops not US) * Johnny Depp * Pierce Brosnan (recent US citizen) * Hugh Grant (not US again) * Bono (wow this is tough to keep in America) * agree on Matt Lauer above (the everyman vote-that is if everyone could afford an endless supply of Zegna suits) * honorable mentions to David Letterman (but only for the suits he wears on camera - off camera he doesn't try) and Tom Brokaw (he's a Paul Stuart devotee and he looks great dressed down too)
    Depp is dressed like a vagrant...
    Johnny Depp is also *not* in the U.S. He lives in France [​IMG]
     


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    FIHTies Senior member

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    [​IMG] Man...You really cant keep a secret... How you gonna survive that Attorney/Client Privledge? [​IMG] JJF
     


  6. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    (ernest @ 17 Nov. 2004, 5:58)
    Hard to pick a category above, also tough to keep it in the US. Â Here's my top picks for best dressed/personal style: * Ralph Lauren * Tom Ford * Jude Law (oops not US) * Johnny Depp * Pierce Brosnan (recent US citizen) * Hugh Grant (not US again) * Bono (wow this is tough to keep in America) * agree on Matt Lauer above (the everyman vote-that is if everyone could afford an endless supply of Zegna suits) * honorable mentions to David Letterman (but only for the suits he wears on camera - off camera he doesn't try) and Tom Brokaw (he's a Paul Stuart devotee and he looks great dressed down too)
    Depp is dressed like a vagrant...
    you kind of look like him actually.
    and?
     


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    shuman Well-Known Member

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    Andre 3000, Pierce Brosnan, Matthew Broderick, European Businessmen (not American), thats all I can think of now...
     


  8. ROT

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    The best dressed guys around here are the salesmen, owners and buyers for the independant clothiers. And the men who are dressed by them. Virginia (and Richmond in particular) is very conservative. In general, I'm adrift in a style-less sea of khaki.

    I'd have to agree with the posts citing Matt Lauer. He did sell suits for a while, so that may contribute to his giving a damn. Colourblind, though. Used to have his manager give him the high sign when a tie clashed on a layout.
     


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    Yes, Matt Lauer has nice suits, but I still have to go with Bryant Gumbel--I believe he used to (and still might) wear a lot of Joseph Abboud and the fabrics and textures are stunning.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Not all athletes are Shaq [​IMG] In terms of basketball players, I was thinking more along the lines of Rick Fox and Kobe Bryant. They are impressively tall, but not monstrous, they are astoundingly fit, (well, Rick tends to yo-yo. but he's more fit then I'll ever be,) move with a lot of physical confidence, and dress well, albeit conventionally. And there are lots of other sports as well. Professional soccer players, for example, usually are pretty normally proportioned, and look good in regular sized clothing.
     


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    bryant gumbel over matt lauer..looks like he pays great attention to tie knot & shirt collar
     


  12. Jill

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    Living or dead?

    Unfortunately, noone living comes to mind immediately. Dead, I could go on for sometime. My favorite "coffee-table" books are from the golden age of Hollywood. Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, William Powell, Tyrone Power (looks a bit like A Harris, doesn't he??), etc.

    Today? In Hollywood, George Clooney isn't a dandy, but he's a (Dean-Martinesque) classic. He doesn't go for the punk, artsy-fartsy Johnny "I don't want to look like I'm trying so I'll dress like a squeegy-man and refuse to bathe or shave" Depp. Otherwise, I think Kelsey Grammar usually looks nice. Perhaps, Pierce Brosnan, Brad Pitt and ... WOW. I can't think of any more from the left coast.

    Politics ~ Hmmm. Can't think of anyone who moves me. Arnold looks nice in a suit, but that could be the mannequin physique he has on which to hang clothes, more than the clothes themselves. I do know that he gets his shoes from Lattanzi.

    Athletes ~ Deion and Michael Irvin scare me. What a waste of money. Can you IMAGINE how much fun you could have with their money? MI goes to our gym. Deion is local also, but I must say, they really don't fit in with the conservative fare of Dallas (ala Stanley Korshak) Otherwise, Hmm. Maybe there's a consulting job for me in the NFL/NBA/NHL, etc. OK, I just though of some more locals. Troy Aikman and Mike Modano usually look pretty good.

    News Media ~ Fox's Rick Folbaum is the first one that comes to mind. There are others, but they escape me right now.

    Wow. This is really sad. I'll have to start paying more attention.
     


  13. Carlo

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    actors - Tee shirt with tuxedo, nuff said
    athletes - some of the worst sartorial crimes ever
    businessmen - too many confuse expensive with good
    celebrities - 2 words: Michael Moore
    news anchors/reporters - wear unvented jackets... at thier ears when they sit
    politicians - at the top yes... they have consultants
    musicians - 2 words: Elton John


    The answer, dear friends, is quite simple....
    Styleforum geeks
     


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    I agree but even politicians are often poor dressed.
     


  15. bestmastertailor

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    My clients.
     


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